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'Lotus Point' Lake House Getaway on Four Rustic Acres

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Floral City - Lotus Point Lake House

Lake House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)


Escape to the lakeside tranquility and simplicity that awaits you at your two-bedroom/two bath spacious cottage nestled in seclusion on the point of four rustic acres. Three rocking chairs wait patiently for you to take in the beauty, calm and peace of Lake Consuela.

Your 1,300 square foot cottage, located 12 miles west of I75, can sleep up to 6-7 people.

A row boat is available for front row on-the-water seats for country sunsets or fishing.

Floral City holds a delightful Strawberry Festival in March.

Our families have been vacationing in Floral City since 1968. We've enjoyed this area so much so that we've acquired these additional properties. We hope you'll enjoy any or all of them as much as our families do.

Beautiful Rainbow Springs - a must see and feel - can be reached in 40 minutes. Swimming in any of the many refreshing, invigorating Florida Springs is like non other. Secluded cave exploration awaits you fifteen minutes away at Peace Caves. Airboat rides, horseback riding, miniature golf are close by. For an exciting evening, attend the races at the Citrus County Speedway just down the road. Shopping, restaurants and theaters are within minutes.

Withlacoochee State Rails to Trail bicycle path is within walking or riding distance @ 0.4 miles. Bikes can be rented at Hampton's Edge right around the corner.

VRBO listing #221342: Located down the country road from this property is our sister cottage, Charming Cove Cottage, an adorable 1000 square foot one bedroom/one bath.

VRBO listing #266094: Also nearby to the east side of Lotus is our brother cottage, a beautiful 1920s cypress cottage with lake view, spacious porch, deck, knotty pine interior walls and ceilings, fireplace and charm galore. It is a 1000 square foot two bedroom/one bath (shower) with full amenities. Outside you can enjoy the two-picnic table pavilion, fire pit, deck, bikes and boats.

All three properties are ideal for multi-family vacations, church groups, retreats, etc.

Busch Gardens is 75 minutes to the southeast.

Disney World is 80 minutes to the east.

Lotus is located 75 minutes north of Tampa Airport.

She's waiting for you.

(Lotus cannot accommodate same day bookings, nor bookings with less than five days notice.)

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mary Dudley
Member since: 2008
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About Mary Dudley

We're a family of five. We purchased Lotus for family getaways but are now able to share our slice of heaven with people from all over the world.

Mary Dudley purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Mary Dudley chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Our families have been vacationing in this beautiful, rustic, secluded neighborhood since 1968. We've acquired several properties since then.

What makes this cottage unique

Lotus is the ideal RELAXATION STATION. Coffee on the rockers overlooking the lake first thing in the morning is one of our favorite places in the entire world. You won't want to leave the three rocking chairs. We have a row boat waiting at all times. There is a bike trail .02 miles from lotus. bikes can be rented .09 miles away. There are many options to set up for a croquet championship or badminton tournament. While we do have corn toss boards, if you have your own bags, bring them along. Guests have caught nice fish on our lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Dudleys,

We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay here at Lotus Point Lake House. We will definitely be back! Your home is beautiful and perfect for a relaxing vacation on the lake. We're looking for the exact spot of heaven. Can we buy this place? LOL. We hope our extended family will join us next time we come to Florida. Loved spending time on the enclosed porch listening to the sounds of wildlife and watching the cranes swoop over the lake and walk along the shore. Thank you for providing the bikes and rowboat. We biked the Withlacoochee Trail and fished from the boat (and caught fish!) Enjoyed an afternoon at Fort Island Gulf Beach, an afternoon at Rainbow Springs, andn an afternoon at Weekie Wachi. Breakfast at Bagels and more outside of Floral City on the way to Inverness is not to be missed. For visitors reading this entry who are visiting the area for the first time, be sure to see Cooter Pond Park in Inverness for turtles and gators. Also, Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park for the wonderful variety of animals and especially the beautiful manatees.

Thank you, Dudleys, for sharing your home with us.

Paul & Stacey ~ MD

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May 2012
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'Lotus Point' Lake House Getaway on Four Rustic Acres
average rating of 4.894737 based on 57 reviews

Ty for providing a wonderful escape from Hurricane Matthew. We appreciate you.

  • 5 of 5

This house is clean, modern and beautiful. Property is a quiet retreat with plenty of room for spreading out and just relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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excellant stay

  • 4 of 5

This was my first time spending time in this home owned by the Dudley family. My family enjoys that area and how laid back it is. The home was very accommodating and relaxing. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking to spend some quiet time and getting a little fishing to boot.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, serene area

  • 5 of 5

Great, private location to relax and unwind. I would recommend this property to friends and family. In addition, I will stay here again in the future.


  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second visit as good as the first

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a great stay at Lotus Point. The view from the deck in the morning is so peaceful and quiet. The place was spotless with plenty of room for a family or group of friends to spread out. Really comfortable TV room on one side of the house with the 2 bedrooms on the other side. Kitchen and dining room in the center. 2 bathrooms. Plenty of linens and a washer and drier to save having to pack your entire weekly wardrobe. Dishwasher in the kitchen. Really private spot in a point of land with the only neighbors across a little inlet ensures privacy. If you're looking for peace and quiet this is the place for you. The Dudley's have always been very helpful and accommodating. Great as a central location for exploring Citrus county. Once again my wife expressed how much she'd love to own this little piece of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved Lotus Point!!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay at this property but this time I brought my sister and my dog. We all had a wonderful time. The property is spectacular--cozy and comfy and the screened porch is so relaxing. Floral City is delightful, so quaint and friendly. We walked into town on Saturday and it happened to be during Floral City Heritage Dsys so there was a lot going on. Seems like everybody in Floral City are dog people and had to stop to give my dog,Annie, some attention.

I will, for sure, be back and my sister is already talking about coming back with her teengage children. :)

Thank you for letting us stay at your little slice of heaven!

Louella Berke

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Could not have asked for better!

  • 5 of 5

Where to start.. We loved this property. It sits all alone on a couple of acres on a point overlooking the lake. Its so quite and peaceful there with just herons and cranes visiting occasionally. Beautiful trees surround the house and sitting on the back Florida room rocking in the chairs was so relaxing. There's a table and chairs there too if you wanted to dine in the cool evenings.The interior has been nicely remodeled with 2 bedrooms on the right side and the sitting room/ den on the left. Huge kitchen and windows all around for plenty of sunshine. We only saw one other person the entire week so we felt like we were on our own private island. My wife said we should buy the place..if only we could. If you're looking to relax and have the ultimate privacy this is the place for you. You're only 2 minutes from downtown Floral City but it seems as if you are miles from anyone. Ferris Grove fruit stand is only a mile away.We loved it so much we've already booked for next May when we're coming back for our grandsons graduation. We actually rebooked after only 2 days because we wanted to make sure we got it again. The Dudleys were very helpful when we had an issue with an earlier booking and went out of their way to accommodate us . They could not have been nicer.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
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Nearest Beach
34 Miles
Fort Island Gulf Beach

Airboat rides, horseback riding and bowling are within minutes.

Restaurants, shopping and movie theatres are within 15 minutes.

Beautiful Rainbow Springs, a must see, is 45 minutes away.

Disney World is 1 1/2 hours east. Busch Gardens is 1 hour south.

Tampa International Airport is 1 hour 15 minutes south.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Floral City, Florida North Central Gulf Coast

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
post stay cleaning fee £61
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Floral City in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Sleep Sofa (1) and Sofa (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • swimming
25 foot dock with bench seat, (1) row boat, lifejackets, four acres (three acres wooded), 1000 square foot cottage

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